Student Resources

Below are sections of the Disability Access & Compliance site most likely to apply to current UC Berkeley students. 

Request Loop Access

After submitting the request form, you will receive an email confirming your request and containing instructions and next steps. In some cases, staff from DAC will follow up with you to gather any additional information required.

Please note:

  1. Completing the application does not guarantee approval for your access to use the Loop. You will be notified when your account has been made active, as well as any additional steps needed before activation.

Report a Barrier

Access Barriers may include:

  • Inoperable elevators
  • Inoperable door openers
  • Obstacles obstructing pathways, etc.

You may also report a barrier by contacting Ben Perez, Physical Access Compliance Manager or via email at access@berkeley.edu.

Policies and Procedures

The following links point to a collection of policies, procedures, and offices that support the needs of campus community members with disabilities. Some resources listed below are targeted specifically to the needs of Students, while others are geared to support faculty, staff, or campus guests and visitors.

Parking Policies

Click here for a map of available parking lots.

Finding parking at UC Berkeley can be very challenging.  Planning in advance is the key to getting a well-located spot that meets your needs - one designated for disabled parking (a blue spot) or the nearest available parking spot that is not restricted for use.

Loop Approval Process

After submitting your Loop application, please follow the steps below. If you have already completed any step in this process or any step does not apply to you, please continue with the others listed here:

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Disasters happen. Especially for people with disabilities, planning and preparation are the keys to being as safe as possible in an emergency. UC Berkeley is committed to the safety of all of its students, staff, faculty and visitors with and without disabilities. This section provides information on the campus-wide emergency preparedness features and procedures, as well as building-specific plans as they pertain to people with disabilities.

Communications Accommodations

Please try to make your service request with as much advance notice as possible. If you make your request with less notice, we will do our best, but the earlier you submit your request, the more likely it is to be fulfilled. Requests can be made through the following form, or by contacting Campus Access Services at access@berkeley.edu.

We will send you a confirmation of your request shortly after you submit it, and contact you again when your accommodation arrangements have been set up.